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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

One of America?s biggest gaming companies is acting as China?s censor

quote [ Activision Blizzard punished a pro player for speaking out on behalf of Hong Kong. This should be unacceptable. ]

So face your fears, and clear your ears, come everyone that?s jeering here, rise up and do what you must do
[SFW] [business] [+7 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:54amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze

quote [ The long read: Demand for ?healing? crystals is soaring ? but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the world?s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this billion-dollar industry is cleaning up its act ]

Dark crystals turn a shade of blood-red
[SFW] [business] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Juul gave presentations in schools to kids?and the FDA is fuming

quote [ FDA says JUUL hasn't proven its e-cigs are safer than standard cigarettes. ]

why we ain't puffing on the Juul
[SFW] [business] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:30amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Eating Jell-O With Chopsticks

quote [ Can ordinary people be taught how to navigate a dozen opaque unresponsive agencies and corporations in order to eventually build a mom and pop shop or a duplex? Maybe. Could all the rules be changed to make traditional incremental development legal again? In theory? sure. But the process is like eating Jell-O with chopsticks: slow, tedious, and thoroughly unsatisfying. Count me out. So what are the alternatives? ]

A Jeff Vogel rant reminded me of this introduction of trying to support sustainable urban societies by a initiative called IncDev.

[SFW] [business] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:01pmGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Say No to the ?Cashless Future? ? and to Cashless Stores

quote [ The issue goes beyond restaurants and retail stores; other services that are built around electronic payments should also offer cash options (or cash-like anonymous stored value cards). ]

While I can relate to this, it has often been brought up that using cash efficiently needs a stable financial infrastructure. I'm sure though, that corruption won't be quenched by simply abolishing paper money.
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:34amGMT] [7 comments]



Monday, 5 August 2019

Gateway Country

quote [ Thinking about the globalization of the computer industry through a tech company so American it prominently promoted its birth on an Iowa farm on its packaging. ]

G-g-g-g-gate-gateway
[SFW] [business] [+4 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:25amGMT] [6 comments]

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Goodwill pulls paychecks from disabled workers

quote [ An iconic nonprofit thrift store is crying poor in the face of looming payroll increases, and it is announcing plans to layoff disabled employees in order to take on the extra cost. ]

They cheaper then Goodwill
[SFW] [business] [+6 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [9 comments]

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Memes Are the New Pop Stars: How TikTok Became the Future of the Music Industry

quote [ Much like porn, rap?and the people who consume it?has a tradition of driving consumer technology forward. [?] Record labels still have tight control over much of the world?s most popular music?a defining aspect of the industry that has made it difficult for tech startups or major streaming services and social networks to go around them altogether. ]

Sorry? while planning to post more eco-anarchistic content, this article just explained TikTok, the Musical.ly engine inside and the general business state very well.
[SFW] [business] [+2 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@10:46amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 8 July 2019

A shorter workweek should be a key part of the Green New Deal

quote [ Every hour you work contributes to the climate crisis. One way to cut emissions: more days off. ]

Yes! Working less is the actual mindful thing to do. Too bad employers seldom honour the positive impacts.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@6:41pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 30 June 2019

GrubHub is buying up thousands of restaurant web addresses. That means Mom and Pop can't own their slice of the internet

quote [ It also appears to publish shadow pages without owners' consent?sometimes in direct competition with real websites. ]

The food in your delivery
[SFW] [business] [+5 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [10 comments]



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